Subscribing to podcasts are a great way to learn a new skill or to improve a skill you already have. If you're looking for ways to improve your approach to gardening, for example, you may want to subscribe to the "Gardening Tip of the Week" podcast. As a reminder, podcasts are (for the most part) free. Very few podcasts are a paid subscription.
When it comes to improving your technology skills, there are a number of podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis that help to keep my ear close to the technology rail. While giving you a list of all the tech-related podcasts I subscribe to would be information overload for you, I will give a my top 5 podcast recommendations.
These technology podcasts are listed in no particular order.
AppleInsider launched in 1997 and quickly grew to become one of the Internet's premier sources of information for all things Apple. Each day you'll find the most in-depth coverage and analysis of the latest Apple rumors and insider news surrounding the company, its partners and adversaries.
One of iTunes' most popular podcasts. The CultCast covers each week's best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac -- but more importantly -- we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary program? Come hear why cool people everywhere call CultCast the best 30-minute Apple you're gonna hear, aaaaall week long. Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.
The enhanced AAC edition of the show for Mac Geeks by Mac Geeks. We cover everything Macintosh. Keep up to date on the latest Mac news, topics and rumors. Throw in a good dose of helpful tips and listener questions and feedback and you have the MacCast.
This Week in Teach
Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Jon C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in digital technology. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Award for best overall podcast and Best Technology Podcast. Released every Sunday by midnight Pacific.
Get the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today. Another great show from the TWiT Netcast Network. Records live at live.twit.tv every Tuesday at 11:00a Pacific.